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Speed, Distance and Time Worksheet

Speed, Distance and Time Worksheet

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Speed Problems
To determine the speed of an object, you need to know the distance traveled and the time taken to travel thatdistance. However, by rearranging the formula for speed,
, you can also determine the distance traveled or the time it took for the object to travel that distance, if you know the speed. For example,Use the metric system to solve the practice problems unless you are asked to write the answer using the Englishsystem of measurement. As you solve the problems, include all units and cancel appropriately.
Example 1:
What is the speed of a cheetah that travels 112.0meters in 4.0seconds?
Example 2:
There are 1,609 meters in one mile. What is this cheetah’s speed in miles/hour?
Equation...Gives you...If you know...
speeddistance and time
distancespeed and time
timedistance and speed
Looking for
Speed of the cheetah.
The speed of the cheetah is 28 meters per second.
Distance = 112.0 metersTime = 4.0 seconds
RelationshipLooking for
Speed of the cheetah in miles per hour.
The speed of the cheetah in miles per hour is63mph.
Distance = 112.0 metersTime = 4.0 seconds
and 1, 609 meters = 1 milespeed
---112.0 m4.0 sec-------------------28 msec------------===speed
---=28 msec------------1 mile1,609 m-------------------3600 sec
1 hour -----------------------
63 mileshour --------------------
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1.A bicyclist travels 60.0kilometers in 3.5hours. What is the cyclists average speed?2.What is the average speed of a car that traveled 300.0miles in 5.5hours?3.How much time would it take for the sound of thunder to travel 1,500meters if sound travels at a speed of 330m/sec?4.How much time would it take for an airplane to reach its destination if it traveled at an average speed of 790kilometers/hour for a distance of 4,700kilometers? What is the airplane’s speed in miles/ hour?5.How far can a person run in 15minutes if he or she runs at an average speed of 16km/hr?(HINT: Remember to convert minutes to hours.)6.In problem 5, what is the runner’s distance traveled in miles?7.A snail can move approximately 0.30meters per minute. How many meters can the snail cover in15minutes?8.You know that there are 1,609 meters in a mile. The number of feet in a mile is 5,280. Use these equalities toanswer the following problems:a.How many centimeters equals one inch? b.What is the speed of the snail in problem 7 in inches per minute?9.Calculate the average speed (in km/h) of a car stuck in traffic that drives 12 kilometers in 2 hours.10.How long would it take you to swim across a lake that is 900 meters across if you swim at 1.5m/sec?a.What is the answer in seconds? b.What is the answer in minutes?11.How far will a you travel if you run for 10 minutes at 2 m/sec?12.You have trained all year for a marathon. In your first attempt to run a marathon, you decide that you want tocomplete this 26-mile race in 4.5 hours.a.What is the length of a marathon in kilometers (1 mile = 1.6 kilometers)? b.What would your average speed have to be to complete the race in 4.5 hours? Give your answer inkilometers per hour.13.Suppose you are walking home after school. The distance from school to your home is five kilometers. Onfoot, you can get home in 25 minutes. However, if you rode a bicycle, you could get home in 10 minutes.a.What is your average speed while walking? b.What is your average speed while bicycling?c.How much faster you travel on your bicycle?
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